Attorney Profiles

Located just west of Denver in Lakewood, Colorado, we have caring and skilled staff and our attorneys are personally involved with every client. Harkess & Salter is a general practice firm representing clients with a wide variety of legal issues and problems. We specialize in bankruptcy, collection and foreclosure defense, family law, and wills and estate planning. We also assist select clients with real estate issues, landlord-tenant disputes, criminal defense and civil litigation.

Stephen Harkess

Steve grew up in Colorado. He attended public schools in Lakewood, earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Denver. Steve has worked as an accountant and a real estate broker.

After law school, he clerked for a District Court Judge. He left the court to join a law firm to practice as a trial attorney. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients at every level of the state and federal courts in Colorado. He has represented clients in jury trials involving disputes ranging from two dollars to several million dollars. He has also worked for one of the largest foreclosure law firms in Colorado. Presently, most of his practice is focused on representing individuals facing foreclosure or bankruptcy and fighting debt collectors who engage in illegal collection practices.

Robert Salter

Rob has been serving clients in Colorado for more than a decade. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Law, Rob moved to Colorado to enjoy the skiing, biking, and outdoor activities that the Rocky Mountains offer. In 1995, he began working as a counselor for dependent and neglected children at a residential treatment facility in Denver. Feeling as though he could do more to work within the legal system to improve the lives of children, Rob began studying law at the University of Denver. During his studies, he worked as a guardian ad litem (GAL) supervised by the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.
As a GAL, he worked to serve and protect the rights of dependent and neglected children. Rob earned his law degree and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2005. Rob and Stephen Harkess established their current practice in 2007. His professional affiliations include the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association.
As a family lawyer, Rob has helped clients with divorces, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody issues for unmarried parents), modifications of standing court orders, adoptions, and grandparent visitation.

Eric Herr

Eric hails from Texas where he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in economics and minoring in business administration. He completed his legal education at Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, where his studies focused on criminal, civil, bankruptcy, and environmental law.
Eric has been licensed to practice law in Colorado since 2009. He is an able trial attorney and handles cases in many areas including bankruptcy, criminal defense, landlord-tenant, consumer litigation, family law, and general civil litigation.

Jason Huston

Jason joined the firm in 2012. He has experience in a number of areas including, bankruptcy, criminal defense, family law, firearms and gun trusts, medical marijuana, and contract law.